Millions of taxpayer dollars earmarked to rescue struggling independent arts and event venues found their way into the pockets of some rather well-off celebrities. Yes, we're talking about rock stars riding the pandemic relief gravy train!
Billboard Magazine ran a story titled "Pop Stars Aren’t Popping Like They Used To — Do Labels Have a Plan?" The answer is, probably not. So what has to be done to create more enduring careers for their artists?
Digital music company Believe and streaming platform TuneCore shared the results of their survey on generative AI. About 1600 self-releasing artists were interviewed and asked to express their opinions on the potential benefits of the technology.
Audius, a decentralized music platform, has experienced significant growth in recent years, fundamentally changing the way musicians interact with their audiences. The platform's user-friendly interface and strong support for independent artists provide a fresh alternative to traditional music distribution platforms.
Following the recent overhauling of Twitter, The Music Void ponders over similarly strange rebranding examples in the music industry. While some cases reflect the megalomaniac stance of the owners, others mirror the geopolitical changes, the power of social media and public opinion. The latter often contradicts the principles of artistic freedom.
Sefi Carmel is a sound designer and composer who has worked on Hollywood films directed by Ridley Scott, John Woo, Chris Columbus, and Kevin Reynolds. He is also the co-founder of Sphere Trax, a website that uses artificial intelligence to help musicians, film and video game producers, and other professionals find the perfect music for their projects.
The recent Universal Music Group-brokered deal with the French music streaming service, Deezer, has been the subject of much debate. Martin Mills of Beggars Group, Darius Van Arman of Secretly Distribution, Stephan Bourdoiseau of Wagram Stories, and Emmanuel de Buretel of Because Music joined forces in a post in Music Ally that confronts the pros and cons of the user-centric versus pro-rata streaming models.
Apple is one of the greatest companies on earth. They produce products that are unequalled in consumer technology. But like any company, they release products that are flops in the marketplace. Apple, unlike a lot of other companies, knows how to bury their stiffs like they never existed.
Researchers in sunny California have turned the age-old question of "Can machines predict hit songs?" into a musical rollercoaster ride. Forget about musical fortune tellers; these scientists at Claremont Graduate University have put AI to the test, trying to predict the next chart-topping hit with the help of your heart rate.